Starter (5-7 minutes)
What was something someone in the seminar yesterday said that either surprised you or you found to be insightful and made you think? Describe what that person said and explain your reaction.
1. Review the seminar reflection guidelines and rubric
2. Review what a TEA paragraph is
3. Start working on your seminar reflection
1. Homework questions and trouble shooting?
2. Review Crash film guide
3. Finish Crash
Today's Driving Questions:
1. What is racism and how does it play out in today's society?
2. How might it end?
Finish yesterday's 4 corners activity
1. Finish syllabus stuff
2. Key Terms powerpoint (Take notes using the Racism in the U.S./Crash Seminar Prep guide)
3. Take notes using the Racism in the U.S./Crash Seminar Prep guide as we watch the two video clips posted below (American History X and The Daily Show)
4. Begin watching Crash (first 15 minutes)
1. Watch the Daily Show video below and fill out the boxes on your seminar prep guide in response to it.
2. Choose one more article below and react to it: How does it answer out BIG Questions for this week?
This Week's Big Questions:
Why would I show this film given the questions we are exploring this week?
TURN IN THE LAST PAGE OF COURSE SYLLABUS
*Announcements and homework for the week
1. What all do we know about the Michael Brown shooting? (today is his funeral)
2. Read and discuss "Willing to be Disturbed"
3. Establish ground rules for our discussions on race
4. Four Corners
5. Go over this week's homework and seminar prep packet (and a note about seminar requirements)
6. Review my class norms/values
7. Junior Seminar Information with Zoe
Look at you, checkin' out my beautiful DP! For 2 extra credit process points, send me an email by Monday morning at 8:14 a.m., using professional email etiquette as outlined in my syllabus, that answers these two questions:
1. What is something you are looking forward to about this school year?
2. What is something that you would love to learn or create in Humanities class this year?
Annotations on Dr. King's letter are due today!!!
Starter: After viewing the images Ashley shows you, react in writing. If you are stuck, here are some prompts to spur your writing:
1. Review what we did yesterday—4 corners prompts, Justice and Civil Disobedience definitions
2. Time for you to review yesterday's reading and seminar questions (get out your annotations so Ashley can check)
3. Review Seminar Expectations
4. Whole class seminar on Dr. King's letter
5. Go over part of the course syllabus
6. Free Write
Journal on the three following prompts
7. Whole Class Discussion on "What makes a just/good classroom"
What is the difference between a just and unjust law?
Starter (in your Humanities notebook)
A. Respond to 2 of the following 4 prompts:
B. Make a name tent like Ashley's example
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Today's Key Terms
JUSTICE (why are these definitions problematic?)
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: The deliberate violation of a law for SOCIAL purpose (not individual or private gain)
Food for thought: But why would someone protest laws? How do we determine which laws are protest-worthy? (review civil disobedience images-- what made these folks protest?)
3. Four Corners
4. Whole Class: Where do beliefs come from?
A. As a group decide which of these following 3 statements you most agree with and then come up with a law that proves each statement true (past or present law). Lastly, write your law on the board under the correct column.
B. Whole class discussion: discuss the tension between security/liberty/equality
6. Read Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter From a Birmingham Jail"
7. Class Seminar on Dr. King's Letter
SEMINAR RUBRIC (just to review, this is not graded)
8. Welcome to Ashley's beautiful DP!
9. Homework/Class Biz
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School